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Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader'
Abies nordmanniana 'Golden Spreader'
Price: $25.00
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Gallon Pot
Great small golden fir selection that will slowly get to 3' high and 5' across. Brilliant gold in winter and then gold again after the spring growth flush. This can burn in full sun but if you site it like we did against the back of our red barn, why it looks perfect. If it gets a vertical leader, prune it out to keep the habit.
Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii
Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii
Price: $15.00
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4" Pot
An intricate departure from the coarser Acanthus commonly found in gardens, this far more diminutive with low, finely cut, thistle-like foliage less than a foot tall and short 16" flower spikes with pink flowers backed by gray-green calyces. Like all Acanthus, this will spread by suckering rhizomes. Unlike all Acanthus, this is frustratingly slow (from a nurseryman's standpoint) and very easily managed if indeed you feel compelled to manage this slow and desirable expansion. Ours has been in the ground for several years and last year we finally were able to divide off a few pieces to pot up. Full sun and good drainage. Hardy here but perhaps mulch in cold zone 7. Might be ok with the same in zone 6 but we have no experience.
Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips'
Acanthus hungaricus 'White Lips'
Price: $16.00
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Large Band Pot
White Lip's Bear's Breeches. Tough perennial good for that tropical or Mediterranean look. Tolerant of a good deal of misguided and inappropriate gardening practices, this will nonetheless persist and look pretty darned good. With reasonable attention, this will look great. Spikes of pinkish-purple hooded flowers with wide, white, major labellums or lips which are quite showy and inviting. Trying so hard to be good and proper..........
Acer erythranthum FMWJ 13157
Acer erythranthum FMWJ 13166
Price: $30.00
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Small Band Pot
A species from a 2011 seed collection in the Phansi Pu Valley in Lao Cai, Vietnam at 6000'. This is quite a new species to cultivation and has distinctive long entire leaves that are richly colored in new growth. This was a nicely branched small evergreen tree in the wild. We would guess that this is going to be a good Zone 9 plant and tolerant of only light frost but would not be shocked to see it thrive in Zone 8. As foot high seedlings, these are have a lot of appeal and we look forward to getting one or two up to a larger size to trial outside here.
Acer erythranthum PZVN13-055
Acer erythranthum PZVN13-055
Price: $20.00
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Medium Band Pot
A collection by Peter Zale of this evergreen maple from northern Vietnam. This is quite a new species to cultivation and has distinctive long entire leaves that are richly colored in red when in new growth. This has a lot of appeal ornamentally and fits into that collector niche for rarity and just not looking like a maple. We would guess that this is going to be a good Zone 9 plant and tolerant of only light frost. We can state for sure that several days of 15F is lethal but for those of you gardening in that amazingly mild climate anomaly that is Brookings Oregon, then this is the tree for you. We need to look more closely at our business plan - marketing an obscure crop to a specific small town that may not even know we exist might be a questionable tactic but maybe we will be surprised.
Acer sikkimense FMWJ 13166
Acer sikkimense FMWJ 13166
Price: $15.00
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Medium Band Pot
Seed collected at Lao Cai, Phansi Pu valley, Vietnam at 1960 meters. This is a striking semi-evergreen maple whose brilliant burgundy new growth ages to a dark glossy green and then scarlets up in the fall. In the wild, this can form a decent sized tree but in cultivation is somewhat shrubby to a shapely small tree, Not for cold areas although we desperately want ti to be hardy here, zone 8b?
Acer sp. CDHM 14704
Acer sp. CDHM 14704
Price: $15.00
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Gallon Pot
A handsome smaller maple from our collection on the botanical treasure trove of Damingshan in Guangxi in 2012. The leaves were distinct from the other species we saw on the mountain in that they had seven lobes. Something for us to puzzle out over the winter as it likely scarcely in cultivation. Very likely the same species as CDHM14727 as at this young age, the leaves are 5 lobed but may change with age. None of the trees we saw from the 14727 had the 7 lobes.
Acer aff. kweilinense CDHM 14727
Acer sp. CDHM 14727
Price: $15.00
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Medium Band Pot
One of 3 maples we collected on Damingshan in 2012 which lies in Guangxi not far north of the Vietnam border. This was found on the lower slopes but we anticipate it will still be hardy and good in the maritime areas of the PNW. Five lobes to the leaves on a relatively small and rare tree. We have referred to this in the past as aff. kweilinense since that species has been noted on that mountain but now are withholding judgement until someone better versed in maples hazards a guess.
Aciphylla aurea
Aciphylla aurea
Price: $15.00
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Large Band Pot
Wicked New Zealander with defensively formidable stiletto yellowish leaves in a low dense mound. This is not only deer resistant but wild boar, komodo dragon and grizzly bear resistant as well. This well-armored Kiwi has dioecious white flowers in a showy yellow plume. Locally, this has perhaps been best grown at Linda Cochran's famed garden on Bainbridge Island where it has simply become more architecturally arresting over the last 10 years. Fare to say Linda is ruthless when it comes to underachievers and the fact that this has remained very high on her list of favorites for the last decade is ample endorsement. Reasonable drainage and full to half sun..
Acis (Leucojum) autumnale
Acis (Leucojum) autumnalis
Price: $11.00
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4" Pot
One of the sweetest little bulbs imaginable! Summer dormant with dainty white flowers on 6" stems appearing in Aug into Sept. This grows in Portugal, Gibraltar and Morocco and is just as happy growing with our native Madrona (Arbutus menziesii) here as it is Olives back home. Grassy foliage up in fall and winter.
Aconitum anthora
Aconitum anthora
Price: $15.00
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Large Band Pot
Aconitum bulbuliferum ‘Monk Gone Wild' CDHM14523
Aconitum bulbuliferum ‘Monk Gone Wild' CDHM14523
Price: $25.00
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Large Band Pot
Our collection of this exceptional form of this distinctive vining species of Monkshood from the wooded slopes of Longshou in Sichuan. It was an overcast day on this our first day in the field in the fall of 2012. The summit of Longshou was completely socked in which is frustrating to a plant hunter aside from missing out on spectacular views. As we made our way down the mountain, we got below the clouds and exciting plants started to pop out - Schisandra in full red fruit, 5' tall Arisaema, Vaccnium delavayi and off to the right, a flash of bright color. We hurried over and it was an climbing Monkshood in full bloom with eye catching reddish-purple flowers. The excitement turned to lamentations as it was in bloom which meant there was no seed which was a total downer. The lamenting turned to exultant whoops as we noticed this species had aerial stem bulbils in the leaf axils which are even better than seed. We think this is quite superior to other color forms of this rare species and have given it the name 'Monk Gone Wild' because it is a pretty crazy color for a Monkshood plus this monk managed to remain technically celibate yet still have lots of children via these stem bulbils.

Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'
Aconitum carmichaelii 'Barker's Variety'
Price: $15.00
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Large Band Pot
A superb selection with tall strong stems to 5' or more (anecdotal stories of 10' intrigue us but we haven't had them long enough to get old growth Monkshood) Large dark deep blue cowled flowers are among the best and they do make a statement. Deer proof. In fact, encourage the deer to eat them so we have less deer.
Aconitum episcopale
Aconitum episcopale
Price: $15.00
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Large Band Pot
Rollicking twining Monkshood from China that delights in scrambling up into shrubs or onto thin trellage. Although a fine and aristocratic perennial, it remains devoid of snobbery embracing chainlink as if it were ornate wrought iron at an Antebellum mansion. Dusky lavender flowers in late summer and fall are hugely welcome. This is totally herbaceous dying completely back after flowering only to reemerge in spring bigger and better than before. The climbing Aconitum can be confusing to pin down as to proper identity but we finally sat down with flowers and foliage and key in hand and confirmed that this indeed A. episcopale. This is likely from a Diana Reeck collection in Yunnan in 1996 but that is best guessing. Nice blooming-sized plants.
Aconitum hemsleyanum CGG14028
Aconitum hemsleyanum CGG14028
Price: $15.00
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Large Band Pot
This is from our seed collection on the Chongqing-Guangxi-Guizhou expedition in 2010. We found this on the summit of the previously unbotanized highest peak in the Wumingshan where it was clambering about on the top of the short scrub. We were struck by the large seed pods. Light blue flowers on this vining Monkshood.